Let me start out this post by saying I have the utmost respect for AK-47 (you know, when he's not crying). He's one of the premier defenders in the NBA and he plays exceptionally hard and clean basketball (unlike cheapshot artist Bruce Bowen). He's also bottled up Stephen Jackson so far, who was unstoppable in the first round against the Mavs. But last night, the Warriors broke through on AK-47. Let's take a look at the damage in order of occurence:
S-Jax threw this one down with so much authority we thought he was going to tear the rim off. I've also never seen him jump so high in my life. We thought he was going to dunk this thing with his forehead. Meanwhile, AK-47 decided not to test S-Jax on this one, probably the right call. But you know S-Jax threw this one down so hard because AK-47 was under the basket.
This next one happened when Andris "The Latvian Lover" Biedrins, flew down the lane for a vicious two-handed slam that AK-47 tried to block but missed. Gotta say we'd love to see more of this from Biedrins. And by this, I mean more nasty dunks on AK-47.
And last, but certainly not least, is the dunk that is already legendary for its ferocity. The facial de la resistance. Whatever spell AK-47 was casting over the Warriors for the first few games, I'd say it's all gone now.